What's In It?
Probiotics are “good bacteria," living microorganisms projecting health benefits for their host—namely, digestive systems. They're quantified by the number of colony forming units (CFUs), a term that describes the probiotic's ability to reproduce. The higher the CFU, the better the effect of the probiotic on the body.
Prebiotics are essentially the food source for probiotics. They are long-chain sugars that encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut. It's important to have a high-level CFU probiotic that accompanies prebiotics.
Enzymes work to break down nutrients. Some molecules are harder to break down for dogs & cats (for instance, the cellulose found in plant-based foods). Digestive enzymes break down large molecules into smaller, more usable pieces that can be utilized effectively by the digestive tract. Microflora Plus contains digestive enzymes that are specifically geared towards a carnivore’s needs, including elevated levels of amylase and cellulase.
Herbs soothe GI distress naturally, without interfering with the probiotics and digestive enzymes already at work. Ginger, cinnamon, and licorice are all gut-soothing herbs that can be found in Microflora Plus.
(Dried fermentation products of Aspergillus oryzae, Rhizophus oryzae, and Trichoderma longibrachiatim [T. reesei], pineapple stem, papaya), FOS (Fructooligosaccharides), Cinnamon Bark, Ginger, Licorice, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried fermentation product, [dried fermentation products of Bacillus subtilis and B. licheniformis, maltodextrin, sodium silico aluminate (dessicant)], stearic acid
Probiotics Bacillus and Lactobacillus: 10 Billion CFU
Prebiotics FOS: 100 mg
Enzymes Amylase: 3750 SKB/g, Protease: 5625 HUT/g, Lipase: 750 FIP/g, Cellulase: 600 CU/g, Bromelain: 22.5 GDU/g, Papain: 3.75 TU/mg
Herbs Cinnamon, Ginger, and Licorice: 270 mg
*per two capsules
<20 lbs: ½ capsule per day
21-40 lbs: 1 capsule per day
41-80 lbs: 2 capsule per day
81-120 lbs: 3 capsule per day
>120 lbs: 4 capsule per day
½ capsule per day